Abstract: A sentence such as “I am going to find the store” may be reduced to “I[ma] find the store.” This reduction consists of a reduction of the auxiliary, changing “I am” to “I'm,” and an adjunction of infinitival to onto going to derive “gonna.” From there, gonna” is reduced to produce the complex clitic “I[ma].” This series of reductions can either be implemented consecutively, without interacting with other operations, or the reductions can be derived cyclically. The cyclic approach avoids a number of conceptual and empirical problems while also establishing the fundamental nature of cyclicity.
Items in KU ScholarWorks are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
We want to hear from you! Please
share your stories
about how Open Access to this item benefits YOU.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as: This work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. For more information, please see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.